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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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47th International Jazz Festival Barcelona

Now in its 47th year, the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival Barcelona will take place in Barcelona from September 26th to the 22nd of December. continue reading


La Mercè Festival Barcelona 2015

Known as `the festival of festivals´La Mercè is one of the highlights of the Barcelona calendar. This year´s event will take place from September 18th – 24th and will take visitors on a journey through five continents of the world, featuring various artists, performances, traditions and customs from across the globe. continue reading


Things to do in Barcelona in August


You may have heard that during August the city of Barcelona shuts down, the locals close up their businesses and head for coast, while this may be true in some parts of the city, it´s also the height of the tourist season here and there are still plenty of exciting events to experience during your vacation rental. continue reading


All Those Food Market Returns!

Love food, shopping, hanging out and all in a cute space? Then you need to make sure you pass by the next edition of All Those Food Market, which is taking place this weekend. What makes this market special is the way it connects the community to produce and unites local craftspeople and food entrepreneurs. Local goodies can be bought, as can the latest editions of design-led magazines, crafts macetas (plant pots) as seen at our beloved Satan’s Coffee Corner and more. Our few of our favourite shops include Nuovum and Parament Shop , will also be there, so bring your cash! It really is one of those places where you can go for a browse and pick up a find from a boutique owner in the city or a farm in Catalunya.
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Museum of Illusions Barcelona


Museum of Illusions coming soon to Barcelona

If the Museum of World Cultures wasn’t enough, Barcelona is due to open Museum of Illusions at the end of this month. It will be located in Raval, just by favourite haunts Caravelle and Nuovum. It has been developed by the same people responsible for the museums of optical illusions in Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
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Mecal Pro 2015 – Visual Shorts in Barcelona

The International Festival of Short Films and Animation Barcelona Mecal Pro is back. This is the 17th edition and Sweden is the guest country this time round, so you can see short-form film samples dedicated to the country. From the 11th March – 19th April the competition will screen more than 350 short films from 40 different countries selected among 5300 projects.

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Barcelona’s Museum of World Culture

The Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona shows its visiting public the artistic and cultural diversity of different cultures from Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. The museum presides in two gothic palaces opposite of Picasso’s Museum on Montcada Street, in the Born neighbourhood where the DHUB once was. Both buildings have been adapted to cater to the needs of the new museum and we must say, we are quite impressed with how they have used the space.

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Pequeños Paraísos by Aracaladanza

Aracaladanza, a dance company hailed from Madrid presents “Pequeños Paraisos” – an entertaining children’s performance. Keep the kids occupied with impressive visuals, light displays and other surprising details that will bring out the inner child in you. It promises to set your mind free, opening up your imagination to a plethora of delightful moments.

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We Love Cats Market

Honestly, who doesn’t love a mercadillo (little market) on the weekend? This weekend sees the third edition of the We Love Cats market do it’s thing at co-working space Crec. With Christmas fast approaching it is the perfect place to buy presents for those that love more handmade and creative crafts and models, all related to cats! Sure you have at least one friend or family member that adores gatos.

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21st edition of Barcelona Alternative Film Festival

Celebrating its 21st edition is L’Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, an annual film-making festival for art lovers alike. The festival is organised by La Fàbrica, which also helps set up thought-provoking spaces where film professionals can get together and discuss key issues, as well as offering education and training opportunities in different areas of filmmaking. L’Alternativa hosts screenings of contemporary film artworks of lesser known directors worldwide, in addition to some other great sections as well.

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